The director created a new Netflix documentary about Dylan’s eccentric tour in the 1970s.
Martin Scorsese on Monday night (June 10) premiered his latest documentary about Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue at New York's Alice Tully Hall. The Netflix film explores the rag-tag group of bohemian artists, including Allen Ginsburg, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, and more, who toured with Dylan in the 1970s.
Scorsese had been wanting to revisit Dylan and his work ever since he did No Direction Home, another documentary on the iconic singer-songwriter, in 2005.
"I felt that I missed being around that world, dealing with that music and those lyrics, and I said, 'If you ever have anything, let me know,'" Scorsese said. “And so [producer Jeff Rosen] brought me some of the footage in 2008 and I looked it and said, 'Maybe something can be done with this.' Obviously something could be done. I wanted to do something that captured the spirit of the tour, not just the chronology of it.”